Aug 15 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Peru

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~


Every Thursday the Like Mother, Like Daughter blog invites bloggers to post four pictures – pretty, happy, funny and real – and give a little context for each picture.

So here’s {phfr} in Peru at the CFCA blog: Continue reading

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Jul 3 2013

‘We were greeted and had a bunch of confetti thrown on us!’

CFCA sponsor Bethany Schweitzer recently returned from a CFCA awareness trip to Guatemala and gave a first-hand account of how it feels to change a child’s life through sponsorship.

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Apr 19 2013

What do you think of our redesigned CFCA blog?

CFCA Awareness trip to Kenya

CFCA sponsor and awareness trip traveler, Tom Weir, right, shows photos on his smartphone to his sponsored child, Purity, and her mother, Monica, in Kenya.

A little rouge goes a long way, especially when it’s got html coding behind it. Welcome to our newly renovated blog: Around the World with CFCA! Check out our new layout, enjoy larger photos of our sponsored friends and their families and navigate easily between pages. Click the link below and let us know what you think!

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Mar 5 2013

Lawrence, our brother: Blogger shares sponsorship experience

We’re delighted to share a guest post from Rachel Balducci about her CFCA sponsorship experience. Rachel describes herself first and foremost as a wife and mother. She and her husband, Paul, are the proud parents of five boys and one daughter.

Lawrence

Lawrence, the young man Rachel and her family sponsor.

I hate to admit this, but I usually sort of dread guest speakers at Mass. Especially if they speak at the end of Mass when, as is the case with four little boys, I am generally at my wits end.

That was my attitude years ago, as I sat and wrestled my four young sons. A visiting priest climbed up onto the lectern and as he began to speak, I whispered a prayer that my boys could behave for a few extra minutes. Never mind what the priest was about to say, I just wanted to not cause a scene.

Father was at our Mass that weekend to talk about a sponsorship program through Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA). And as he began to speak, something stirred within me, and my focus shifted from anxiety about my children’s behavior to what this priest was actually saying.

“We need to do this,” I whispered to my husband, seated at the other end of the pew. “I want to sponsor someone.”

In those few minutes that Father spoke, the Holy Spirit changed something inside me. I wanted to be a part of this. I wanted to help. Read more

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Feb 16 2013

CFCA in the blogosphere: ‘Blogging for a Purpose’

CFCA blogIt’s our privilege to tell you about a recent blog post that features CFCA and announces an exciting new collaboration.

The post is titled “Blogging for a Purpose” by Leslie Reese.

After six years of CFCA sponsorship, Leslie has graciously shared her experience on her blog and plans to dedicate a page to CFCA. Here’s an excerpt from her post:

I decided to sponsor a child from Guatemala. She was 12 years old at the time. At that moment, I felt like I had done my good deed for the day. Little did I know, I was not just changing the life of this child, but my own life as well. It wasn’t long before I was receiving letters and photos of my newly sponsored child. It was wonderful to watch her progress and I was overwhelmed with the gratitude that she expressed in each letter that was sent. I knew I was making a difference.

I am extremely impressed by the work that CFCA does and I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization. In an effort to collaborate with the CFCA community, I will be dedicating a page on my blog specifically to this foundation. I plan to bring you inspiring stories and information about the many people involved. I will be sharing special recipes from the countries where our sponsored friends live.

Read the full blog post ó Leslie Reese: Blogging for a Purpose

Thank you for your support, Leslie.

We invite you to click on Leslie’s post and leave a comment for her. This helps show our support for her efforts to tell others about CFCA’s work!

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Jan 8 2013

CFCA 2012 blog numbers in review

Thanks to WordPress for preparing a 2012 annual report for our blog, Around the World with CFCA.


Here’s an excerpt from WordPress:

15,000 cans of diet soda were consumed at New York Fashion Week. This blog had about 140,000 views in 2012. If these were cans of diet soda, theyíd power 9 Fashion Weeks.

In 2012, there were 286 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 950 posts. There were 844 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 109 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks so much to our readers! Please help us increase our activity in the coming year by checking back regularly.

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